Supervalu ( SVU) beat third-quarter earnings targets, reaffirmed full-year guidance and set a big capital spending plan.

The Minneapolis-based supermarket chain made $113 million, or 54 cents a share, for the third quarter ended Dec. 2, up from the year-ago $75 million, or 53 cents a share. The latest quarter included 8 cents a share in one-time charges. Sales, boosted by the acquisition of Albertson's, surged to $10.7 billion from $4.7 billion a year earlier.

Analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial were looking for a 57-cent profit on sales of $10.5 billion.

"We are seeing great progress on many fronts, including double-digit earnings per share growth when adjusted for charges," said CEO Jeff Noddle. "When including the acquired operations, we also saw improvement in our identical-store sales in the quarter and progress in our remodeling program."

Supervalu said it would spend $1.2 billion over the next year to remodel existing locations and open new stores.

The company said it expects to make $2.34 to $2.41 a share for the year, excluding charges, on sales of $37 billion. Analysts are looking for $2.35 a share on $37.3 billion in sales.

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